First Restoration Done

All of the new parts are on. Biggest challenge was the seat post and the crank cotters. The aluminum seat post I bought is speced as the same size but it is just a hair wider. I cleaned up the old steel chromed post and will see how it works. If I need the additional length I will work on the aluminum post to thin it or look for an older spec steel post. The crank cotters are also a hair large. I still had the old ones so I refit them.

My goal now is to try the bike this evening. It is 33o C (91F) right now. Too hot for me. Once the sun gets on the horizon it will cool down. Once I see how things work I can plan on the frame restoration.

SkateBike

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2 Comments

  1. Andy Rogers July 14, 2013

    How do you ride that without killing yourself?

    • RichHelms July 14, 2013

      Andy – well. Fair question. I took it out tonight. I could get about 10 feet before veering to the side. The truck bushings were soft. I need something much firmer and have a query into my skateboard shop. I see it as the challenge is half of the fun.

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